Melinda Hadi, Director of Market Development & Access, Public Health

Melinda Hadi is the technical lead responsible for overseeing product development including establishing the evidence base substantiating product claims and market access requirements for Vestergaard’s Public Health business. With a background in evaluating public health interventions particularly in Africa, it was a PermaNet long lasting insecticidal net that led Melinda to Vestergaard. Melinda joined Vestergaard in 2012 first to establish the Vestergaard-NMIMR Vector Labs, a collaborative vector testing facility located within the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Accra, Ghana. In 2014, she relocated to Nairobi, Kenya as Trials Manager to oversee lab and field trials for PermaNet® products throughout Africa and Asia.

Melinda holds a Master of Science in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Bachelor of Arts in Global Development from Queen’s University, Canada.